The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) canceled this year’s live event, which was scheduled to be held in San Antonio, TX, at the end of March, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The knowledge sharing will go on, however, as SPE presents ANTEC 2020: The Virtual Edition.
On Monday, March 30, ANTEC will open as planned, but virtually, with a keynote session featuring Thomas (Tom) Salmon, CEO and Director, Chairman of the Board, Berry Global Group, and Jim Fitterling, CEO, Dow. The session will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET, and will be streamed live on YouTube. It is available at no charge to the plastics industry at large, said SPE. Each speaker will provide his insights and perspectives on the plastics industry. The session will be moderated by Don Loepp, Editor, Plastics News, who will also lead a Q&A, fielding questions asked by attendees. Dr. Brian Landes, President, SPE, will start the session with a brief overview.
Immediately following Fitterling and Salmon, Angela Gaffney, CHC, President and founder, Essential Heath & Wellness, will present “Caring for Yourself Through Change,” which will focus on staying positive, remaining healthy and staying productive during the COVID-19 outbreak. Gaffney’s presentation also will be streamed live.
In the coming days and weeks, a selection of ANTEC program tracks will be presented, with the papers and presenters originally scheduled to speak in San Antonio. Attendees can attend these live sessions remotely or listen to them later on demand. More details are available on the SPE website.